Laparoscopic resection of an esophageal epiphrenic diverticulum

Ipek T., Eyuboglu E.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.102, no.4, pp.270-273, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 102 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015458.2002.11679312
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.270-273
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Epiphrenic diverticulum of the esophagus is an uncommon disease. In the light of the benefits of minimally invasive treatment of such a functional disorder, we used the laparoscopic approach for resection of an epiphrenic diverticulum. We found that laparoscopic repair of symptomatic esophageal epiphrenic diverticula is a safe and effective technique with minimal postoperative pain and morbidity. It should be considered as an alternative to the traditional transthoracic approach, and may become the standard technique.